Join our programs for the treatment of Personality Disorders.
The Central Coast Clinic offers inpatient services which involves admission under the care of a psychiatrist with admitting rights to the clinic. Our team of healthcare professionals specialises in the assessment and treatment of patients presenting with mental health disorders and the exacerbation of pre-existing disorders. Understanding the disorder is critical in the context of treatment, as it can often be misdiagnosed as another mental illness, particularly as a mood disorder.
Specialist treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder is key, as instability brought about by the disorder may often disrupt your personal wellbeing, work life, long-term planning, and how you find your place in the community.
Our clinic provides specialised inpatient treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder, to help you better manage your behavioural, psychological and cognitive impulses.
Crisis survival skills including distraction, self-soothing and improving the moment; mindfulness skills including observing, non-judgement and reflection also form part of the program.
Our inpatient treatment is complemented by day programs, which provide continued support for people living with Borderline Personality Disorder to better cope with day-to-day life.
Dialectal Behaviour Therapy Skills (DBT) Program
This program is skill-based and assists individuals experiencing emotional distress, manifesting in unstable mood states and unstable relationships. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Day Program (DBT) has a strong commitment to individualising therapy to meet the individual needs and to teach lifestyle enhancing skills. DBT combines standard cognitive behavioural techniques for emotional regulation and reality testing with concepts of mindful awareness, distress tolerance and acceptance.
This program is based upon the principle of accepting what is out of one's personal control and committing to take action to enrich one's life and make it more meaningful. The program assists patients to manage painful thoughts and feelings to have less impact and influence (mindfulness skills), whilst clarifying what is truly important and meaningful (clarify skills).
This program provides specific psycho-education and CBT skills based practice to manage anxiety and depression. It helps people to identify, understand and change unhelpful patterns of thinking which may negatively affect their lives.